Taught course

Environmental Management

Bath Spa University · Bath Spa University

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Entry requirements

You may or may not have a first degree related to the environment, however, a related degree will be an advantage to you in terms of prior knowledge.

We're looking for candidates with a keen and demonstrable interest in the environment. For example, you may have undertaken employment or voluntary work in the sector, and have a desire to solve environmental problems through innovative and sustainable solutions.

Months of entry


Course content

  • Taught by staff with significant industry experience, complemented by talks and sessions from professional guest speakers
  • Explore the field from multiple perspectives, with opportunities to collaborate across geography, the sciences, business and the humanities
  • Course accredited by the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA)

Are you interested in reducing people’s impact on the planet? Do you want to learn how to reduce the environmental footprint of a business or organisation?

This Environmental Management course has been specifically developed to address growing environmental and sustainability pressures and create innovative solutions towards a resilient environment and society.

Tailor this environmental sustainability degree to your individual interests and career aspirations. Uniquely, you can incorporate Business and Management modules into the programme. This, coupled with our IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment) accreditation, means you’ll be ideally placed to work in sustainable business – in addition to a variety of other environmental careers, including sustainability specialist, environmental manager or consultant, and entrepreneur.


In the first two trimesters, we provide you with core knowledge and skills, in particular environmental systems and management tools, to work as an environmental professional instigating and managing change, data handling, and reporting. You’ll study contemporary issues, and benefit from talks from specialists in the environmental industry. Optional modules give you the opportunity to develop a greater depth of knowledge in several of these components, for example energy and waste management, ecosystem services and sustainability principles.

The third trimester is devoted to your independent research project where you’ll work with your supervisor on a topic of particular interest to you. This might be a project working with an industry partner and will allow you to demonstrate your environmental understanding in an area relevant to your interests and career.


You’ll tackle a range of assessment types, all with a strong emphasis on applying the skills you learn during your course to workplace scenarios. These include writing technical reports, presentations and the use of electronic media, such as developing a website. There are no written examinations.


Our graduates work in a range of environmental management roles. This course will particularly suit someone wishing to pursue a career in ecological consultancy, flooding control, corporate sustainability, energy efficiency or environmental hazards and pollution control.


This course has been approved by IEMA, the leading professional body for sustainability. As a graduate of this course you’ll be automatically eligible to add the professionally recognised GradIEMA suffix to your name, signifying you are part of the next generation of sustainability leaders and enabling you to fast track an application to practitioner with IEMA once you have gained sufficient experience.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information on funding please refer to our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

01225 876180